Rick Warren Lied About Why He Canceled the Presidential Forum

A couple of days ago, Pastor Rick Warren explained why he canceled a forum featuring President Obama and Mitt Romney by saying this: “The forums are meant to be a place where people of goodwill can seriously disagree on significant issues without being disagreeable or resorting to personal attack and name-calling. But that is not [Read More...]

New Research Examines What It’s Like to Be An Atheist College Student

The latest edition of the Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice features an article about college atheists by John A. Mueller of Indiana University of Pennsylvania. (The article is free to access if you fill out a form.) In 2009, Mueller and colleague Kathleen Goodman published an article about “why colleges should embrace and [Read More...]

Latinos Are Losing Their Religion

Back in April, the Pew Hispanic Center released the results (PDF) of a nationwide poll showing that non-religious Latinos were growing faster than we might have imagined: As you can see from those images, 14% of U.S. Hispanics are religiously unaffiliated and more “Americanized” Hispanics are less religious than their foreign-born counterparts. NBCLatino reports on [Read More...]

Atheists Obtain Evidence of School Board Prayer and Respectfully Fight Back

I’ve been pretty harsh (with good reason) to Ernest Perce V, the Pennsylvania State Director of American Atheists, on this site. But he’s done something really awesome and it’s worth highlighting. The Greencastle-Antrim School District (Pennsylvania) school board begins its meetings with The Lord’s Prayer. Totally illegal. So Ernest and Carl Silverman (of the PA [Read More...]

Ohio Newspaper Refuses to Run ‘It’s Time to Quit the Catholic Church’ Ad

The Freedom From Religion Foundation planned to run their “It’s Time to Quit the Catholic Church” ad in the Daily Standard newspaper (based in Celina, Ohio) this Saturday. They paid for the ad a month ago (click to enlarge PDF): But earlier this week, they were told by the publisher that the paper would no [Read More...]


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